News for Saturday, April 7, 2012


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Braves’ offense sputters again in 4-2 loss to Mets

The Braves have managed just two runs in their first two games, both losses to the team predicted to finish last this season in the NL East, the lowly New York Mets.

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The men to beat

Peter Hanson fires a 7-under 65 Saturday to break away from the field, but Phil Mickelson shoots 6-under on the back nine and is charging home in second place as the final round of the Masters takes place today in Augusta.

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On stage with ... Ron McGhee

Ron McGhee, a retired lee County educator, tackles a big role this month when portrays Elwood P. Dowd in Theatre Albany's production of the comedy classic "Harvey."

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Looking Back -- April 8, 2012

It's Easter!

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. In today's column, she looks at Easter.

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Is that ‘Jaws’ music I hear?

Why you need a cell phone out in the ocean and other things men don't seem to understand.

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Lunges give you a leg up on getting fit

Every week I train each body part. My favorite training day? Legs! My favorite exercise for training legs? Walking lunges! I love them. Just ask anyone who has ever taken one of my Butts n Guts classes.

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Theatre Albany takes on a Funny Bunny in ‘Harvey’

Theatre Albany is bringing a Pulitzer prize-winning stage play about a guy and his invisible white rabbit to the stage starting Thursday, April 12.

Police/Fire/EMS- April 8, 2012

APD responds to at least 55 incidents

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Mentoring to strangers in need

The Georgia MENTOR office in Albany serves 11 counties in Southwest Georgia.

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Kids hunt for eggs at Egg Drop

More than 1,500 parents and children scoop up Easter eggs dropped from a helicopter as part of Greenbriar Church's Egg Drop Celebration Saturday.

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Albany's Davidson Nashville's go-to hitmaker

The reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year draws his inspiration from the deep roots he planted in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

DCSS releases list of eight Teacher of The Year finalists

The 2012 winner will be announced at a banquet on May 8.

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On the Job with Karl Dockery

Staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Dr. Karl Dockery.

Squawk of the Day, April 8, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

Servicemen in focus - April 8, 2012

Servicemen in focus - April 8, 2012

Justice rally held at Charles Sherrod Civil Rights Park

As part of community solidarity with the nationwide protests about the Trayvon Martin case in Sandford Fla., Eddie Bankston’s organization, People Clergy Community Involvement, brought speakers and concerned residents downtown 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Charles Sherrod Civil Rights Park.

Albany police responded to an armed robbery and a stabbing

According to Albany Police Department reports: At about 11:50 p.m. Friday a black gunman dressed in black held up Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen at 1902 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. The robber demanded the money bag from a clerk. He then left the restaurant, but Police recovered the plastic bag with the money at the scene.

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City to commission statue of Nelson Tift

The Nelson Tift statue project will kick off an initiative to put more street art throughout the city, James Taylor said.

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When liberals stop being wimps

Conservatives are not accustomed to being on the defensive.

Thumbs Up! - April 9, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

The Easter Story

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Easter brings feelings of renewal

A sense of renewal goes hand in hand with Easter, it seems.

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Physician, it is time to heal thyself

"We have to get beyond the damn rhetoric," Dr. John Bruchalski tells a group of medical students on a recent stop in his second annual National Medical Students for Life Tour. He's talking about the a-word, abortion -- the one many of us just don't want to have to talk about. Including in med school.

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'Class' offers lesson on area's beauty

I spent a few hours Wednesday morning being schooled on "old Dougherty County," a land of plantations and historic families who've passed on their way of life over several generations.

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Crowded at the top

Jason Dufner and 1992 champ Fred Couples are leading at 5-under, but there is a handful of players within one or two shots after Day 2 of the Masters, including former University of Georgia star Bubba Watson, who is 4-under — but not including Tiger Woods, who is 3-over, and closer to the cut line than the lead.

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Posey shines in return for Giants

Returning behind the plate for the first time since a scary leg injury that ended his season a year ago, Lee County native Buster Posey goes 2-for-4 while looking comfortable on his once-injured leg all game.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 42 incidents